Accenture offers software to 'green' a business

Accenture's Green Technology Suite provides a diagnosis of a company's eco-friendliness.

Consulting firm Accenture released software on Wednesday built to help companies improve energy efficiency and reduce waste. The Accenture Green Technology Suite measures the "green" aspects of a corporation's information technology practices, data centers, and office operations.

Accenture's Web quiz provides a snapshot of a company's 'green' performance, followed by a report via e-mail.
Accenture's Web quiz provides a snapshot of a company's 'green' performance, followed by a report via e-mail. Accenture

The company provides a Flash-based snapshot of the tools on its Web site.

"By implementing the specific, tailored green recommendations, organizations can achieve measurable environmental improvements that contribute to bottom line savings," said Steve Nunn, who heads Accenture's green IT programs.

Companies are increasingly fine-tuning software and Web-based tools to count carbons , to maximize energy efficiency, and to create greener supply chains , buildings , and consumer products .

Accenture partnered with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group on recent research that determined that retrofitting existing data centers can achieve energy efficiency close to that of new data centers.

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